Still desperately trying to find some workaround to get unlimited data on AT&T? Well, here’s a new arrow in your quiver of tricks. You can get unlimited wireless data, as long as you buy home TV service internet through AT&T as well.
The company has announced that, starting immediately, users who have a wireless plan with AT&T, as well as a subscription to either DirecTV (which AT&T owns), or AT&T U-Verse TV can qualify for an unlimited data plan. For a single smartphone, this plan will start at $100 per month. Each new additional line will cost $40 per month extra.
Update: An older version of this article stated that this deal only required home internet service. This was incorrect. The unlimited wireless plan requires hometelevision service.
While this will be good news for people who use exclusively AT&T services, it’s kind of a dick move to everyone else. Historically, cell phone plans aren’t usually bundled with home internet or television plans. Unlimited data is a prize many users have been clamoring for ever since AT&T killed off its old plans. Now that it’s available, you can only get in bundles with other services that may not be your best option for your home.
In any case, this should be good news for at least some customers. Hopefully AT&T will expand the unlimited option to more customers in the future, though with as much as the company has resisted even grandfathered users, we wouldn’t expect it to happen too soon.